The Spurs finally moved to fill their open roster spot, signing 6-foot-7 guard-forward Larry Owens to a 10-day contract.
Owens joined the Spurs after helping his NBA D-League team, the Tulsa 66ers, win its 10th straight game on Saturday in New Mexico.
He had no doubt about what he had shown the Spurs to merit being called up from the D-League.
“Defense and leadership,” he said. “I was the oldest guy on my Tulsa team, so I think I showed experience and leadership and defense.”